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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

All the leftist news that's fit to print

Yesterday it came out, thanks to newly released emails from Hillary Clinton's private server, that she had basically sold her her influence as Secretary of State to yet another billionaire, Gilbert Chagoury, in return for contributions to the Clinton Foundation.

This is basically treasonous, and its not hard to imagine that in any administration other than Obama's, she would be prosecuted for such, or, at the very least, for corruption.

The New York Times chose to bury this story on page A10.

Meanwhile, the two uppermost right hand columns on the front page were both about Donald Trump. The one the left was headlined, G.O.P. women Are Retreating From Nominee. (The online version has a different headline.) The gist of it was that Republican women are deserting Trump in droves, because of his provocative remarks. The Times quoted a couple women willing to make disparaging comments about Trump.

The righthand column read, Trump Suggests Gun Owners Act Against Clinton. At a rally in North Carolina, Trump had said, "If [Hillary] gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks." He then added, "Although the Second Amendment people -- maybe there is, I don't know." He obviously wasn't seriously suggesting that someone go out and assassinate Hillary Clinton; his comment was about politicking. But the Times chose to take him literally and basically said that was what he meant.

Hillary Clinton is shown to have sold her office to the highest bidder, and the Gray Lady decides that's not worthy of front page coverage. But Donald Trump makes a vaguely worded statement, and it is.

That's why they call it The New York Times.

15 comments:

gambino dellacroce said...

Then this other nonsense about him allegedly inciting NRA violence against Clinton at his most recent speech/rally. The way in which the will twist and distort every syllable that comes out of his mouth knows no bounds.

John Craig said...

Gambino Dellacroce --

As I was writing this I was sort of thinking, basically anyone who reads this blog is already aware of how the media twists and distorts, maybe I'm just stating the obvious here. But it does seem to have reached new heights recently. The Left is really in a panic about the response that Trump has gotten with his talk of cutting immigration and putting Americans first.

Steven said...

Yeah its not that they don't objectively think its worth the front page. its that they are entirely partisan and trying their best to sabotage Trump, protect Hillary, and influence the election. as I'm sure you know but just saying.

John Craig said...

Steven --
And it's day after day, article after article. Spin, distortions, misinterpretations, and a complete ignoring of the fact that Hillary is a pathological liar.

Steven said...

what are the main national newspapers in America? And are some of them supporting Trump in the same way?

John Craig said...

Steven --
The newspapers in the US have become a little less relevant with the advent of the internet, but probably the biggest newspapers are the NY Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Boston Globe, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, and the Chicago Tribune. Those are the ones I'm most familiar with, anyway. They're all liberal except the WSJ; I'm not even sure what the WSJ's stance has been on Trump, to tell the truth, as I don't read it. Traditionally the NY Times has been the most prestigious, but it's become so biased, and so transparently so, that even Democrats I know who read it complain about that.

Steven said...

I've heard of all of those but I didn't know if they were sold nationwide.

Surprising that all of the top papers are liberal. In Britain, its not like that. The conservative/right wing supporting media is powerful- the telegraph, the express, the times, the mail, the sun. They have been doing their best to undermine the traditionally left wing Jeremy Corbyn since he was elected labour leader.

Steven said...

...none of the conservative leaders are really all that socially conservative of course.

Pangur said...

I take the continued media frenzy both as evidence that the left is genuinely frightened and also that -- perhaps -- Hillary's campaign isn't going as swimmingly as advertised.

John Craig said...

Pangur --
You're correct on both counts, and it's also a matter of wanting to keep the entire focus in this election on Hillary, since she doesn't stand up to close scrutiny.

gambino dellacroce said...

The website gets a bad wrap, particularly from the left mainstream media, but Return of Kings has just posted an article highlighting Hilary's apparent physical/neurological health issues. Appears she has a neurologist with her at all times, riding shotgun with the SS and armed with a diazepam pen, to ease her symptoms quickly in the event of seizures.

Wouldn't have known this of course if I had just relied on MSM sources.

I could be wrong, but Trump comes across as one robust SOB.

John Craig said...

Gambino Dellacroce --
Yes, I've been hearing about it recently. I guess they were trying to pass that doctor with the diazepam pen off as another Secret Service guy, but his (fat) build and the pen gave him away.

I've liked Return of Kings the new times I've been there. In fact, after you just mentioned it, I took a look at the article you mentioned, and also read about five others. All realistic. They say a lot of the same stuff Heartiste does.

Yes, Trump seems healthy, though with his age and weight one would think he was a heart attack candidate. He doesn't strike me as the kind of guy who'd give up rich foods at his doctor's suggestion.

gambino dellacroce said...

Yeah been a long time Heartiste reader. Find him a little bit too caustic at times but he cuts straight to the bone of intersexual dynamics and his word play is often hilarious.

John Craig said...

Gambino Dellacroce --
It's usually his being "caustic" that makes him so hilarious. He pulls absolutely no punches. Women hate him, but that's of course because he tells the truth about those intersexual dynamics.

Anonymous said...

...and then there's the matter of Hillary's health:

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/...